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committed to his faith. you don't know if he's going to get a role like this again. >> highest paid child actor. >> was. >> past tense. >> joey jackson, appreciate it. thank you for watching our program. it's good to have you with us. "newsroom international" starts now. 5 around the world in 60 minutes. the fallout over the deadly attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. taking another turn. the woman at center of the firestorm facing more questions. today u.n. ambassador to the u.s. susan rice met with republican senators who harshly criticized her initial ex-plan nation about the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. what senator lindsey graham said after the meeting. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before, that the 16th september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi,
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libya, by ambassador rice, i think, does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> dana bash following developments on capitol hill. before susan rice went before these republicans, senators, they seemed to be backing away from criticizing her. now it looks like in speaking with them, this is backfired. can you tell us what happened? >> reporter: that's right. i was told by a source familiar with this meeting that the reason why the senators backed off public comments, softened them, they did, susan rice requested a meeting and felt that was the most appropriate thing to do not keep pounding her before they could talk face-to-face. you're absolutely right. by all accounts it did not go well inside that meeting held in a classified setting, i should tell you, with the acting director of the cia. listen to what john mccain said, one of the chief critics.
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listen to what he said after the meeting. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate, the tragic deaths of four brave americans, and whether ambassador rice was prepared or informed sufficiently in order to give the american people a correct depiction of the events that took place. >> so the question is, why are they more troubled? what did she tell them that makes them so much more upset? i spoke to senator ayotte, she said when you are in a position of in her words, significant response as susan rice was, that she has a responsibility to ask more questions before she goes out and gives the public what we know are -- were misleading --
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misleading information about what really happened in benghazi. that's the crux of the reason why these republican senators are more upset. i've been doing reporting sense this meeting and the source i spoke with, familiar with the meeting, said a couple of things. one, she did have -- she admitted she did have the classified information, never mind what she said in an unclassified way, of course, in public, which is that extremists elements were involved but she did have the classified information that the intelligence community was given which is that al qaeda very much could have been responsible for this. and yet, she did go out publicly and say that the obama administration decimated al qaeda. that's something that rubs these republican senators the wrong way. i will tell you what she told them, i'm told, inside the classified briefing this morning, what she meant was it was the core of al qaeda, that's what the obama administration has decimated. but these republican senators
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think she's lef the impression it's al qaeda in general. last thing i will tell you i was told she did say to the republican senators behind closed doors she regrets saying what she said because she knows it was simply not right. >> where does this go from here? obviously investigating intelligence officials as well, i imagine? >> yes. as i said, the acting director of the cia also in this room. and senators, republicans and democrats, are not thrilled with the information that they got publicly or privately. but the -- what goes on from here more meetings. she's back here, we believe, this afternoon, tomorrow she has a meeting with one senator, bob corker of tennessee, probably others. she's going to make the rounds and she's going to keep trying to persuade senators that what she did was the best she could do at the time. again, she has not been nominated but the fact she's being aggressive in trying to ease the ruffled feathers, that
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is an interesting and significant development. >> dana bash, thank you very much. appreciate it. [ sirens ] new violence today in egypt. taking a look at this. protesters throwing rocks, police firing tear gas. fight for democracy intensifying there. cairo's tie rear square. grounds for protester. you hear the chanting. demonstrators are not leaving the square until president morsi withdraws the sweeping powers he granted himself last week. ressa sayah joining us live from cairo. it was billed as the opposition's biggest show of force yet. demonstrators converging, various points throughout the city. what do they hope to accomplish? what is the message? >> reporter: the message is they want to either oust president morsi or have him reverse his
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controversial decrees announced last thursday. this is an incredible site here behind us the tahrir squire, billed as 1 million man demonstration. not sure if there are 1 million people here, but certainly at lot of people. i'll zoom into tahrir square. the crowd is loud, energized, excited. tens of thousands of people here representing different factions in egypt. representing women's rights groups, western-style liberals, secularists, moderates. all have banded together in a show of force, in a show of opposition, against mr. morsi. of course, all of these protests started last thursday when he announced these particular decrees. they hope with this kind of pressure, he's going to pull back. so far, suzanne, he hasn't. >> tell us about this group here. is it largely peaceful? we understand that there was a report that a protester died in
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tahrir square today. what do we know? >> reporter: suzanne, we did have a fatality today. we should tell you, most of these demonstrators are peaceful. they're out here chanting slogans, very much like they did in the 2011 uprising. but on the side streets leading into tahrir square, there is violence. sometimes those clashes get ugly. these are clashes mostly triggered by teenagers, 20-somethings, who throw rocks at police, police respond by firing tear gas, and today we did have a fatality, a man in his 60s, according to the health ministry, was killed when he suffocated from excessive tear gas. >> very quickly here, is there any response from the egyptian government to all of this taking place in the square? >> reporter: no, no indications right now. the muslim brotherhood and the president are scaling back these decrees. what they are doing is reshaping and refocusing their message. the message from the president is right now, my powers are not
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dictatorial, they're not sweeping. most decisions will be open to review by courts. it's only the decisions that have to do with the drafting of the constitution of the parliament, those are off-limits. but that doesn't seem to be winning over these opposition factions behind us. >> all right. thank you very much. want to hear from an egyptian who has been in the thick of it of course. take a look at this. from a cnn ireport. this is violence between police, rioters in tahrir square. this is another piece of video he sent us. this is actually what you're looking at here is a funeral procession. this happened yesterday. this was for a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly killed during one of the protests in cairo,
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thousands of people showed up to march at that funeral. and earlier he told cnn why he and others are protesting against the president. here's his explanation. >> people should know there are certain goals of the revolution and morsi now is -- he thought they could take back the seats. so when you find thousands filling the squares, thousands marches in the streets of cairo and other city all over egypt, this is -- you should see there is something going wrong and the revolution has negated from its principles and goals. under mubarak there was oppression. now our rights are in danger, even under morsi, our friends are still killed by police. we're being tear gassed, so our life is in continuous danger.
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i don't think that life has changed much between protests, between hospitals looking at injured, between funerals. the last three years were very hard for us. even it's continuing. i don't think that there's any change. >> we'll be keeping one with rafat and many others to what is taking place on the ground. >> some folks convinced he was poisoned. now palestinian officials hope the tests on the body of yasser arafat will reveal the cause of his sudden death. the latest economic outlook is bleak. richard quest giving us the hard truth. also take a look at softer side of business as well. a new version of the honda fit, a model named not hers but shes. >> one japanese automaker hoping the color pink will bring in the the color pink will bring in the green. the color pink will bring in the green. ok, what's fast? um, my mom's car and a cheetah. okay. a spaceship. a spaceship. and what's slow? my grandma's slow.
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body. this latest investigation started when swiss researchers said they found high levels of radioactive material on arafat's personal belongings. want to bring in cnn international anchor jim clancy to talk about this. first of all, why now? why the interest still, eight years after his death? >> well, you know from the very get-go, there was always talk, and there were actual efforts to kill yasser arafat. everybody in the world knew that. after his death, many people scratched their heads, questions were asked, rumors circulated like wildfire. mostly pointing a finger at the israelis. but obviously you have to have somebody complicit among palestinians that surrounded him he was isolated aaround ramallah, inside one building. so his once christian converted to muslim wife has joined al jazeera television as they continue to probe this. they're pushing it.
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this got a tv series or a little tv serial aspect to it. yasser arafat, you know, i'm not sure that anybody's going to be able to prove anything. this man, i knew him, what a hard life it. >> tell me about him. and this was somebody a lot of people wanted to kill. >> he had to sleep in a different place practically every night. i remember when he got wounded when he was in trop poly, lebanon, his hand was cut, the syrians were able to put a rocket in the tiny alley where he was staying. his jet went down and he survived. this man had more brushes with death, more people out to get him, the syrians, the libyans, the israelis one time there in north lebanon, all trying to kill him at once. simultaneously. all of them firing shots towards his headquarter, trying to eliminate this man. >> a viable reason here, some theory that perhaps he was in fact poisoned. here's the commission involved in the investigation. here's what they think they're
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going to get out of this. list. . the indications we have or our convicts we have that israel have done this assassination but yet we still need an evidence. all of the investigation are -- all of the investigations are made to acquire the evidence so we can go with this evidence to find out who is behind the assassination and through which we will go to the international criminal court. >> okay. two questions for you, jim. first of all, do they have any evidence that that was true, that the israelis perhaps were behind killing arafat? would they take it to the hague? do they have this? >> if they had the evidence, i suppose they could. but the israelis have said we didn't have anything to do with this. they realize how explosive this was. did they want him dead? absolutely. absolutely. as tom friedman wrote in his book "from beirut to jerusalem" they saw arafat like hitler in
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his bunker, there was that much hatred for the man. he put the palestinians on the map. he resurrected them. he's resurrected at a time when, well, the palestinians are finally, you know, i don't know how he died but i can say what he died for, having known him. he lived and breathed a palestinian state. that's why he survived. >> let me tell you, let's talk about that, you've got the head of the palestinian authority, abbas, going before -- >> arafat's partner in all of this. >> going before the u.n. he wants enhanced status for the palestinian people. >> recognition as a state. >> what will that do? >> it elevates their status. the whole international community recognizes this country called palestine. and it is a tremendous boost. now on one hand the israelis say, this means nothing. on the other hand the israelis say, we are going to undermine this, some calling for abbas to be overthrown if they go ahead
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with this. the united states warning them, back off. >> he's moving forward. >> secretary of state clinton was there last week, sat wouldn't with abbas and said back off and abbas said, no. they don't see the peace process going anywhere. they see hamas gaining the upper hand with the strategy of confronting israel militarily, refusing to recognize the state of israel, they recognize the state of israel and say we've got nothing for this in all of the year of negotiation. we're going a different route. >> abbas goes to the u.n. is it lookly they would get enhanced status? >> it is. >> it is? >> you already see some of the arab -- some of the european allies of the united states debating this. france indicated it's likely to support this move. britain is debating it. you have, you know, the liberal democrats saying, yes, we have to support this. the conservatives saying, no, we've got to stand with the united states, find a lot of
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countries in that dilemma. at the end of the day you'll see a majority of countries, two-thirds, supporting a state of palestine and okay, they paid the price. you know, they tried to topple abbas. abbas has said, fine, i'll invite netanyahu here to ramallah, sit him down in the office and hand him the keys. what does he mean by that? he means you will be in charge of the west bank, you will have to provide the policing, you will have to pay the salaries. >> jim, we have to figure out how this plays out. >> we are to see this week. >> that's an important development. >> huge week four the palestinians. >> thanks, jim. appreciate it. if you this fiscal cliff just a big deal in washington, we'll show you why the whole world now depending on american politicians to find a solution en soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99.
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in greece, help finally on the way. a country has a new deal to receive a massive bailout, takes break off of the greeks by lowering interest rate on their debt, giving them more time to pay it off. not be everybody's happy about this, however.
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they say thousand of protesters hitting streets in athens. they say the government's cutting too deep in exchange for the bailout money. it's a cold shower for anybody getting excited about the economy heating up a new economic report sends a dire warning about the world's economic health. predicts that europe's economy's going to shrink and the u.s. economy is about to take a sharp turn downward. richard quest from london, tell us about this group. is it a bunch of economists sitting around in an office, dealing with real numbers they're crunching? why the dire predixz. >> no, these are serious, severe people. the organization for economic cooperation and development oecd, the rich country's club. 34 developed countries, that is if your gdp per capita over $15,000. long way of saying, extremely
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respectable, extremely respected. what they are warning, and i've got the numbers in front of me, take the united states. it said they project the u.s. will grow this year to 2.2%, slow down next year to 2%, before picking up in 2014 to 2.8%. but so much so far, so good. the risk is all in the future. i'm going to read it now. according to the oecd the world economy risk, suzanne, is because of the fiscal cliff in the united states, the cliched phrase, and the european sovereign debt crisis. >> what if it doesn't happen? what if they reach some sort of deal between the president and congress, don't go over the fiscal cliff? could those numbers change? could it be a better economic picture all around? >> yes, absolutely. because a lot of what's factored into the forecasts, not so much with the cliff but also with the other forecasts, is how they --
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the consumer confidence effect. we've had consumer confidence numbers in the u.s. today, we've seen the numbers for the thanksgiving black friday and cybermonday. we're starting to see how things are projecting simply on the prospect of what might happen. yes, things could get better if they solve problems. i don't want to be the complete -- you must remember, no one's talking about solving the problems at moment. people are talking about preventing the worst from happening. there is a huge gap between one and the other. >> and tell us about obviously the fiscal cliff being the tax hikes and the spending cuts, how does greece factor into this as well? we see protests, how does that relate who-to-what's happening in the united states? >> greece slowly, surely, painfully, undeniably, inevitably, moving to the position that most economists
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said we would be in or should be in, and that is that the debt level of greece was unsustainable. they've had several bites of chair are the factor night of the week is they need to cut the debt, cut the interest rate, take their foot off the throat of greece. allow the country to grow. it's going to be painful still for the people of greece. but now perhaps for the first time, we're seeing some real honest deals being made in the cold light of day. one thing that you and i need to think about, as weeks go on, i think that you and i need to have what we call in britain a swear box when we talk to each other. each time one or other of us says that phrase fiscal cliff, that's a dollar to a charity of our choice. >> okay. we can do that. we'll give it a try. hopefully we don't have to say it. fiscal cliff, okay, dollar for you, there you go.
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thank you, richard. in days he's officially going to become the new president of mexico but first a sit-down with president obama. challenges that are facing two neighbors from immigration to the drug trade. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan?
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we can help. call unitedhealthcare to learn about medicare plans that may be right for you. call now. ♪ elected president takes oath of office he meets with president obama at the white house. nieto wants to talk about trade, manufacturing, energy deals between mexico and the united states. wolf blitzer sat down with him for an interview a couple of hours ago. more on that in a bit. mexico's president-elect wants to update the conversation between his country and the united states. he's talking about the drug wars, security, immigration, all of those things on the agenda. millions of people in both countries are affected by the decisions that he and president obama make and it's time to
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redirect the relationship. how do they do it? cnn contributor ruben navaret. you wrote a to-do list for both leaders. what does the new president of mexico, what does he need to do? >> right. i think, suzanne, one of the thing his needs to do is reframe the relationship and redefine the paradigm. the case that mexico comes to the was asks for certain things, recently for $1.4 billion in funding under the initiative to help fight the drug war. i think the conversation needs to turn around and mexico needs to start saying what it's going to offer the united states in return. one of the things that nieto can offer is clarity where he intends to take the drug war, immigration issue, trade issue, and issues we've talked about in the next six years of his tenure. >> i was on the trip with president obama when he met with calderon and they talked about the importance of taking on these drug cartels and also the
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united states, you heard the president, secretary clinton, saying things you never heard before the united states and americans are responsible for the drug use, the appetite that americans have. does this new leader have anything else to offer, an alternative to fighting the drug war? >> that's a very good question, suzanne. two weeks ago i was in mexico city and had a chance to meet with nieto and hear his -- mexico has told the does wants to continue to fight the drug war, we have sent over black hawk helicopters and a lot of other nice toys for the mexicans to use in fighting the drug war, domestically the message has been for his party and the population of mexico, we'll give you peace and security, taper off and go after the drug stashes and the money stashes. but you'll have less violence. i'm not sure how you gel the two together. >> that's a tough thing to sell. talk about trade. obviously there is great interest on both sides to
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increase trade and particularly take it away some of the opportunities from china. >> absolutely. china's the new player in this. as long as i can remember going back 20 years the conversation between u.s. and mexico is the three things, drug wars, about immigration, trade. but china's a new player, china has made significant investments in mexico and we ought to bring together the north american countries in a way that competes with asia and europe as a whole. certainly that's one of the things i hard from some of the intellectuals in mexico during our meetings that clearly there's a sense that instead of antagonistic relationship playing the united states and china off against one another, maybe we should be in together and come together and create a trade zone here that can compete. >> thank you. good to see you. we'll see how the two leaders get along. it's that diplomatic dance in the beginninging how they gel.
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turning to central africa, where a stand-off between the rebels and the democratic republic of the congo could lead to an all-out war, so-called m23 rebels who seizes the eastern city of goma last week ordered to leave by midnight. david mckin zi reports they've ignored the deadline and everyone's waiting for the next move. >> reporter: a rebel group ignored intense international pressure to withdraw from a key city to create a buffer zone before peace talks can begin. tuesday an m23 rebel leader say they aren't going anywhere until
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the demands are met. the list of the demands is long, m23 wants political prisoners to rebe released, targeting killings investigated and the national eelections commission to be sacked. the bottom line m23 staying put until demands are met. indirect negotiations with the president. he warned that they will continue fighting all the way to the capital kinshasa and overthrow the government. drc government spokeman talked to cnn. he called the demands foolish and childish. he said m23 don't know what they are doing and aren't serious about talking. m23 consolidating its grip on goma to set up moves with a local administration. the demands shatter hopes of a swift, diplomatic solution to the crisis. rebels and government forces are building up to the west of goma sparking fears of renewed
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fightifigh fighting which could displace people. more than 100,000 people desperate need of help and a wider war would hurt civilians more. >> bangladesh the country's officially mourning its dead. the factory may close for several western retailers, including walmart. walmart says it ended its authorization for a contractor use that factory before the fire. there are reports that exits from the building were blocked and supervisors stopped some of the workers from leaving the burning building. china's issuing some spiffy new passports but it's what's inside the passports that has its neighbors upset. a map of china that includes areas that the chinese are fighting over with its neighbors. the vietnamese are refusing to stamp the passports.
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india's stamping its own map. music now from two countries combined to come up with a funky collaboration. ethiopian meeting brooklyn. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this.
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you know, one job or the other. the moment i could access the retirement plan, i just became firm about it -- you know, it's like it just hits you fast. you know, you start thinking about what's really important here. ♪
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the charts around the world. italy one of the most downloaded songs on itunes called evolutionary tension. ♪ ♪ >> the guy jumping in the background this.
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he release the music video earlier in the month. ♪ his new album called "back up" released today. a new york soul musician meets african rhythms and a new genre is born. listen to this. ♪ ♪ >> that is a piece -- peace is not fiction from his new album. collaborating with musicians all over the world. tomas joins us live from new york. great to see you. first of all, one of our producers discovered you, jessica dunn and just loved your stuff. we're glad to have you on. tell us how you came to
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collaborate with these musicians from around the world. >> thank you, suzanne. great to be here. yeah, pow or of the trinity global soul is about people come together and sharing musical experiences, you know, passion, soul, of course, and i was fortunate enough to get to work with someone who has been an inspiration to me, mr. bill laswell, and bill's at the forefront of new ethiopian music, new muse nick general, he always has been. and during my journey in putting together this whole project i have been fortunate enough to work with the legendary marion, like the jimmy hendrix of ethiopia. he's like an uncle. two gentlemen have taken me on this crash course of culture and music and just the beautiful
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qualities of this music. we fused it with downhome brooklyn soul music. we call it global soul. >> quite the mix. love it. love the mix here. >> thank you. >> what are the similarities here? how do you take brooklyn soul and application it with something that's ethiopian and sent na ga leez? >> soul music is soul music. anything heartfelt, sincere, about something about real life issues, things important to us, really important to us. fashion is nice, but sometimes there's stuff that really hits closer to home in the head and the heart. >> sure. >> and if you look back, all of the great music from america, you know, james brown, al green, marvin gaye, jimmy hendrix, b.b. king, it's the same sentiment, i mean to me it's the same sentiment you get when you
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listen to the band from ethiopia. >> sure. i want viewers to actually see the other things you've done. you've joined actors, dancers, videographers, created this play based on the former ethiopian leader and you translate your song into movement. i want to play a little bit of that if i can. >> oh, yeah. ♪ stop the fight stop the fight ♪ >> a lot of this is about peace and justice and tolerance. how does this reflect your own life? where did you come up with the inspiration? >> i just felt that, as a citizen of the planet, you know, that this was an important story to tell, you know, and we can still learn from it, you know? i think that we all need to get
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back to that. i mean, we need to be, you know, citizens of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, you know, owing our allegiance not to nations but our fellowman. i think just that simple thought, you know, we could use more of that today. i mean, obviously you guys see it all happening all over the world all the time. i think you know exactly what i'm talking about, you know? i think, you know, i think it's important. i just do. >> sure. we appreciate the message. we love your music. tomas thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> the guitar legend would have been 70 today. you don't have to say his name. all you have to do is listen. ♪ purple haze♪ ♪
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all right. for some who can't get enough pink in their lives honda has
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launched a new car called shes from the female japanese market. it's more than a color. >> reporter: it's the latest marketing ploy in car crazed japan. a car made specifically for women. the color, almost too predictable, pink. this is a new version of the honda fit, a model named not hers but shes. the car's designer took us for a spin. female drivers told us they were concerned about the summer sun, she says, as well as getting dry skin from the air-conditioning. according to the carmaker, the windshield cuts 99% of the uv rays. and the plasma cluster ac won't leave you with cracked hands. there are also subtle tweaks, like pink features on the dashboard, pink stitching in the seats. if you don't like pink, there's also black, brown, or white in the words of one honda
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executive, speaking to a japanese newspaper, can match a woman's eyeshadow. yes, some women might find this all a bit offensive, condescending or a step backwards, perhaps. but she tells us, yes, everybody's taste is different. but many women in japan love something cute. she's not wrong. would you buy a pink car? >> cute. >> reporter: i see you're wearing pink shoes. what do you think of a pink car? >> cute. >> reporter: pink car here. we found one woman from mexico who voiced any concerns. >> it doesn't mee bother me but maybe it's sexist. >> reporter: yes, this has been tried before. the dodge from the 1950s lasted a few short years. ford's windstar solutions minivan complete with microwave and washing machine never made
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shutting down australia's most famous beach in sydney. the water turned blood red because of a thick al algae. it's called a red tide. it's not considered dangerous to swimmers but deadly for some sea life, especially shellfish. more from this from chad myers. tell us what causes this. what is this? >> a couple different causes. phosphates from washing machines and laundry, from sewage that got dumped in, or from fertilizer, or just naturally that upwelling of very good
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water, very nutrient rich water from below got washed up at the top and the algae blooms on top. the biggest problem to swimmers and people the ammonia they create as they live on top of the watt. >> look as alarming. we know they closed the beach at least for a day. is it harmful to human beings, harmful to sea life? what does it do? >> it will give you an eye rash, red eyes. also could irritate your skin with at mothe ammonia but it do kill fish. uses all of the oxygen in the water and fish have to place to go. this wasn't huge like the ones in gulf of mexico, fish were able to swim from one side to the zbloother. >> how often does it happen? >> all the time. we don't see it in places that want to go swimming. we see it way out at the end of the gulf of mexico or the mouth of the mississippi goes out there. happens all the time. look like tomato soup or
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something. looks gross. >> but it's not that bad. it dissipates farley quickly? >> it can. if the bloom continues because there's the source of the phosphates coming in, whether it's raw sewage or whatever, if that continues the bloom can go for days and weeks. once they use up newt yeutriente dies. >> that's what i love about you, you know everything. >> i'm a phone a friend. >> thank you. usually we show you photos around the world. our favorite from the day in atlanta. katie, senior producer had a baby boy. her son declan paul, born yesterday. isn't he a cutie. weighs 6 pounds, 12 bounces. there he is. we got the news last night. we love him. he's a new addition to our team. katie sent us this picture as well. notice she's wearing a cast
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because she broke her wrist last week. she was worried whether or not she would be able to hole her baby. mission accomplished. we wish her and her family the very best. i'm suzanne malveaux. attempt to calm the fear over the attacks in benghazi, libya, has seemed to backfire. the woman at center of the firestorm facing more questions now. today u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice met with republican senators who harshly criticized her initial explanation about the september attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. afterward the senators said they were even more troubled over statements that the attack was triggered by protests. listen. >> if you don't know what happened, just say you don't flow what happened. people can push you to give
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explanations and you can say i don't want to give bad information. what i can tell you the american people got bad information on 16th september, they got bad information from president obama days after, and the question is, should they have been giving the information at all? >> so a new cnn poll finds that most americans are actually not satisfied with the way the obama administration handled the benghazi investigation. only 40% say they are satisfied compared to 54% say they are dissatisfied. so i want to bring in dana bash following all of this on capitol hill. first of all, explain to us how did this happen? you had initially people like senator mccain who seemed to be softening criticism of ambassador rice before she went before them and explained what had happened. now we're hearing them come out and it's even more criticism. >> reporter: that's right, because theyen sift that what
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they heard -- the answers that they got troubled them more than they were troubled before. and they still have answers that they haven't gotten. and of course, the answers and the questions we're talking about all surround what the ambassador knew and didn't know before she went on five sunday talk shows in the days after that attack in benghazi. and ultimately did not give the american people right information. she was reading from unclassified talk points. on that note a new statement from susan rice herself about the meeting this morning talking about those infamous talking points that she read from, she referred to. i'll read you the statement. she said about the meeting the initial assessment upon which they were based, the talking points were incorrect in a key respect, there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. while we certainly wish we had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. we stress that neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at
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any stage in the process and the administration updated congress and the american people as our assessment ease involved. you saw and you heard from the senators. they clearly were not happy after this meeting. but talking to democrats, they think that what is still going on here is a political divide. they think that republicans are bent on making clear that they believe that the talking points she used were politicized in order to keep up the idea that the obama administration had been a very successful in getting rid of al qaeda and of course as you heard from that statement just now, susan rice denies that. >> i have a question here. why is it that these senators believe that she should have come out with the full story to the american people? why is it that they don't believe or understand that perhaps she was trying to not give all that information out because they were dealing with perhaps terrorist organization, that he didn't want to really tip their hand if you will,
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fully in disclosing everything that they knew at that time? >> reporter: that's a great question. the -- and it's one that i talked to some of the senators about afterwards, who were in that meeting. the crux of it is, they feel that even if she was unable to say a lot publicly because there was only limited amount unclassified, she should have had classified information that could -- should have directed her public comments to be maybe more conservative in talking publicly about al qaeda. specifically, suzanne, she said, susan rice said, on one of the shows that al qaeda had been decimated. i'm told in this meeting with those three republican senators, she tried to explain herself and say what i was talking about was the core of al qaeda, from bin laden on down, that's what the obama administration had done successfully but it's not what she said, so that's where the republicans really feel that she, at least say, that she was being political.
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>> and they are still investigating that will continue as well, more questions unfold. dana, thank you very much. the other big story falling off the edge of the fiscal cliff. it's up to them to stop $500 billion in automatic spending cuts as well as the tax hikes that would take effect. chief business correspondent ali velshi's joining us. the president today met with small business owners instead of members of congress. explain what is at stake for them if we go off the fiscal cliff. >> the president meeting with different groups of people. when he met with the ceos he got criticism from small business owners. tomorrow meeting with middle class taxpayers. you won't have heard of them. these are not the small business owners who run their income through their personal tax. they're not concerned about the increase in the tax on people making more than $250,000. these are people who are going
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to lose business if americans are poorer. so their general view -- or have to pay higher taxes -- their general view they don't want, they are enjoying a recovery now, they do not want congress and washington to do something that's going to affect their customer base, either who are retail clients, retail customers themselves or other small businesses who depend on customers. >> so who stands to lose the most if we go off the fiscal cliff? >> well, a lot of different things. spending cuts of course disproportionately applied to the defense sector. defense contractors will lose. it's not just big companies, boeings and lockheeds most defense work in the united states is done by independent companies so there are small company, software companies, provides that provide do the defense industry, small businesses that will get hit. the estimate the average family will pay up to $3500 more in taxes. that's if the worst happens. bottom line, what it will do, suzanne, it will reduce gdp, economic growth, that's stuff
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that creates jobs and slow the economy down to we'reoo sensitive to being slowed down. >> explain now the debt ceiling plays in the talks. >> the debt ceiling will run out january, maybe early february, depending on how the treasury moves things around. last time they were able to move payments around so they didn't miss anything. that's part of this. it's not part of the fiscal cliff, but it's an area that the republicans feel very strongly about. they're use it as leverage. john boehner said as much to the president. people say the debt ceiling thing is an albatross. most countries don't have a debt limit. they deal with it in a different way. the debt ceiling debate which started this issue of congress not being able to make decisions on financial matters will come to a sometime between december 31st and february 1st. that is another set of things we have to deal with if they get the fiscal cliff dealt with. >> 35 days, we're counting them and going to see if we can get
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anything done. thank you. what we're also working on this hour -- egyptian president mohamed morsi's power grab is challenged. but will it be enough to preserve democracy? and medical marijuana a 7-year-old patient in oregon is taking the drug. is it right treatment for kids with cancer? dr. sanjay gupta reports. plus -- scott kelly i didn't cal twin brother of nasa astronaut mark kelley, the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, takes on a historic mission. he heads to space for a year. we'll take a look at what it will be like living in space for 365 days. this is "cnn newsroom" and it's happening now. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left.
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this just in. venezuelan pred chavez, going back to cuba for cancer treatment. that is according to the state-run avn news agency. it's not the first time that he has actually made the trip. chavez visited cuba several times in the past year for surgery as well as medical treatments. protesters standing their
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ground, another night in egypt. this is cairo's tahrir square live that you can see there. it is dark. it is packed with protesters. we're told about a thousand more protesters now marching in the square right now. let's listen in. [ sirens ] >> that was earlier today. demonstrators saying they're not letting up until the president, morsi, withdraws some of the sweeping powers that he granted himself last week. egyptian commentator is joining us new york. good to see you here. we see live pictures, folks in the streets in tahrir square. what do they hope? what do they want now that they have a democratically elected president? they can't get rid of him. what do they do? >> people you are seeing in the various squares not just cairo but across egypt, across many cities, they're on the street to
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tell president morsi, we are your checks and balances. we are the people who will keep you honest. right after you grabbed all of the power for yourself that has made you more powerful than mubarak who we got rid of last year. people are there to say we might have elected you as president but we did not elect a new dictate. >> if that's the message, that's what folks are say, how do they turn that into a reality? how do they effect or change his behavior? >> well, that's exactly the biggest dilemma in egypt. after 60 years of military year, 30 under mubarak, who consistently filled institutions with his own people, that's our dilemma. what morsi claimed he was doing was getting rid of a corrupt judiciary. yes, the judiciary is corrupt it was installed by mubarak. but the way to help egypt towards freedom is not paving it with dictatorship. so we need to rebuild those institutions. we need to cleanse those
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institutions of the corruption. the way to do that is not through dictatorship. >> you were in cairo last week. you'll be returning shortly as well. and all of the folks you talked to, family and friends what's the most important thing that people want right now? >> the most important thing that people ghant egypt are jobs. they want the economy back on its feet. they want the ultimate message or goals of the revolution were liberty, social justice. under those is employment, economy, safety on the streets and end to police brutality. this is so important. one of the main catalysts of the revolution police brutality. up until this morning we were see tremendously high levels of police brutality. three young men, two younger than 20, were killed in the past week in clashes with police. so there were many clear demands that our president seems to be ignoring for the sake of grabbing power for himself. >> mona, as a woman in egypt, you've been attacked, harassed in the past, you've been vocal
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about fighting for women's rights. do you think there's been any progress in this new leader? >> i think the big of the sign there is progress in egypt that is people are speaking out. i've been vocal about my sexual assault at hands of egyptian riot people. women i know today are vocal about any sexual violence they faced whether at hands of the thugs, police, ordinary protesters. this is the time egypt needs its women the most. egypt needs its women and men, and i'm seeing a positive sign where a lot of people are on social media, like twitter and facebook, saying, we will help fight sexual violence. and they're encouraging women to come out in big groups and an account on twitter which wants to help women by bringing them together in big groups and protecting them against sexual violence. >> mona, thank you. labels that read made in china could one day be replaced by ones that say "made in mexico."
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who is in, who is out? former senator rick santorum is
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is skyrocketing thanks to his response to superstorm sandy. three top cabinet spots up for grabs. who is in, who is out? pi bill clinton? patreaus for secretary of defense. a look at president obama's dream team. a fast and furious settlement. who is paying the price for the botched gun running. answering questions about managing student debt. >> hi there. we're talking about managing your student loans. with me this hour, greg olson and carmen wong ulrich. carmen, your question. >> i was wondering how i'm going to afford a minimum wage job with the student loan advise to pay for and i just graduated from college. >> i feel for her. >> wow, wow, wow. it's a stuff situation. here's the thing we've got to know what type of loans does she have. if she's got private loans she's in a big pickle. low flexibility, but call them
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in a lawsuit by house republicans against attorney general holder could be on hold now. we understand lawyers have told a federal judge they're trying to settle lawsuit over as if and furious. as you may recall, that's the controversial gun sting operation that allowed hundreds weapons to reach violent mexican drug cartels. some of the guns found at site were a border patrol agent was killed. holder held in contempt of congress, of court, and house republicans sued him after he did not release all of the information that they wanted. justice correspondent joe johns, joining us washington to explain this new development here, the attorneys making the announcement that the federal district court this morning, that it looks like there's a settlement. why? >> reporter: well, i wouldn't say that.
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i'd say this is the beginning of the whole thing, the first time that we've heard there are any negotiations, suzanne, to try to settle the legal issues that led to attorney general eric holder being held in contempt of congress. republicans wanted to see certain documents, administration essentially wanted to give them a few of the documents. we caught up with the attorney general eric holder at an event in connecticut and asked him about this. listen to what he said. >> i think there is a deal that can be struck. we could have struck this deal many months ago if we don't have the ability to strike a deal, we'll continue to litigate the case. >> reporter: so, suzanne, that's where it stands. this is just the very beginning of negotiation. it's not clear at all that they are ready to strike a deal honestly. we talked to a congressional source today who said that the committee's open to a settlement but neither side's budged since the original suit was filed.
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they're entering into negotiations because federal rules require the parties to try to work through a settlement. >> there were some pretty harsh and angry words coming from house republicans on the oversight committee. they want to make this into a big investigation and the chairman daryl issa seemed angry toward the justice department. is it realistic they are going to come to the point where they feel like they can settle this? >> i think it is actually. i think it's realistic they'll get together at some point and try to settle it. the question is when. and how much they've got to talk to get to that. the reason i say that is because history tells us that on issues of executive privilege, neither side really wants to go all the way through litigation because there's always a loser and the loser essentially weakens the position of the branch down the line for other congresses and other white houses. so there's a real incentive to try to settle it. >> quickly here, the president
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he said executive order essentially not to come forward. does it affect him either way? >> reporter: i think it does affect him. it affects the white house and the president in that they'd like to get this off the plate. it's a real ember rasment. the more congress talks about this the more embarrassing it is. from the last election, the congress didn't change that much. daryl issa's still in control of the committee and can push this thing as far as he wants to push it. >> all right. thank you, joe. days before mexico's newly elected president take the oath of office he meets with president obama at the white house happening in two hours or so. he met with congressional leaders on the hill. and this morning, enrique nieto sat down with our own wolf blitzer. wolf joins us talk about the interview. we know we've seen the president before dealing with phillipe calderon about the drug war, how important that was. in your conversation with him,
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did you hear anything different? a different approach? >> he wants to go beyond security, beyond the war on drugs. he wants to dramatically improve u.s./mexican economic ties. he's got a whole agenda. he knows the war with the drug cartels has been so enormous over these past six, seven years, what, 50,000, maybe 60,000 people have died in this war. think about that, 60,000 people have died in this war against the drug cartels. he's got some new ideas. and in the past few days, a prominent mexican was killed. listen to this exchange i had with the newly elected president of mexico. well-known mexican mayor was killed, was murdered. can you give us your reaction to what's going on? >> translator: i think this is one of the challenges for all of
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governments to work towards application of law, this is regrettable issue which one can see all over the world, not only in mexico, this should take us to do some work that is more efficient in application of justice. >> reporter: he's got new ideas how to fight the war on drugs. he also appreciates the knack there are fewer mexicans trying to sneak into the united states right now, for a variety of reasons. one reason he says because the economy in mexico slowly but surely has been improving. so we went through immigration, we went through the war on drugs, the trade issues. a lot of stuff going on right now in this u.s./mexican relationship that affects not only millions of mexicans but millions of millions of americans as well. he's young. he's 46 years old. he's dynamic. he's looking forward to meeting the president of the united states. he says they've never met before
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and working out a good, strong, steady relationship. >> as you know, it's all about relationships. did he talk at all about trade, the fact that we have so much trade so much produce coming from china, not necessarily from mexico? >> he thinks that we can make some improvements in nafta, north american free trade agreement, which went into effect during the clinton administration, as you well remember. he thinks there's a good opportunity for improved trade. he knows that these two countries are connected when the u.s. economy's strong, that's good for mexico vice versa. given the trade that goes on between these two countries. he'd like to see it strengthen. he has ideas that he's going to raise. he brought along his expected -- the person expected to be his finance minister, the person expected to be his interior minister, deals with security on those related issues. he's only going to announce his cabinet friday. i think he's looking forward to a strong introductory meeting with president obama. and i'm sure the president's looking forward to meeting him
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as well. some people in mexico have dubbed him the mexican kennedy because of his charisma, good looks and youth. let's see if he can deliver once he's in office. >> we'll be watching your interview on "the situation room." appreciate it, the preview there. the fallout over the attack in benghazi, libya is taking another turn. susan rice today met with republican senators who have been criticizing her. her initial explanation of the september attack for the four americans killed in benghazi, including ambassador chris stevens. senators, after the meeting, were even more critical. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16th september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi, libya, by ambassador rice, i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely
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wrong. but here's the key -- >> rice issued a statement saying that she made it clear there was no intent by the administration to mislead the american people. white house press secretary jay carney saying the administration is focused now on finding out what happened. the controversy surrounding ambassador rice playing in the cabinet choices. she is considered a possible successor to hillary clinton. timothy geithners leaving his post. among those staying leon panetta and attorney general eric holder. before telling his parent his was gay michael ferguson looked for a way out of his homosexuality. he's suing the group that tried to help convert him. >> for a period of therapy is multidirectional abuse and the abuse has to stop.diar ea, gas,l? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria.
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blower or trait sflr was he a u.s. soldier, victim of torture at quantico marine base? as early as this afternoon man willing testify about the issue at ft. meade. accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of war logs and diplomatic cables to wikileaks. but he's likely going to detail how he was treated while confined at quantico. manning claims for nine month his was held in his cell for 23 hours a day, checked every five minutes and often stripped naked. if that is proven true, manning could go free. some of the most celebrated names in boxing today paid tribute to the late world champion hector "macho" ka match co. he died saturday from a gunshot wound suffered earlier in the week outsi -- outside a bar. he led a troubled personal life. first of its kind lawsuit has been filed against a group claiming that it can turn gay
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men straight. the southern poverty law center, known for going after hate groups, filed the suit on behalf of hour men today. men say they suffered from depression, anxiety after months of therapy with a group called jonah. that stands for jews offering new alternatives for healing. men say their parents spent a lot of money on conversion therapy that added up to consumer fraud. >> i watched as grown men were frenzied into fits of emotional rage against their mothers and encouraged to act out physical violence against their parents in order to access their so-called true manhood and become more heterosexual. >> a lawsuit says the gay conversion techniques included violently beating effigies of their mothers with tennis rackets, having to strip make itted in group sessions and being subjected to ridicule and mock locker room scenarios.
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cnn has reached out to the conversion group jonah for comment and has not received a response. black friday, cybermonday encourages shopping. today we'll focus on giving instead of getting. take tyle, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news.
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have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. shopping days called black friday, cybermonday motivates people to buy big after than thanksgivi thanksgiving. there is day devoted to giving back, it's called giving tuesday, today. the website givingtuesday.org. look up hundred of charities or even volunteer opportunities in your own communities through the one website. kathy calvin one of the founders of the day, ceo of the u.n. foundation. tell us why you decided this was really important. >> hi, suzanne. it's great to have a good news story that after a lot of stories in the news, this is something that's so great about
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mesh america. the most generous nation in the world. people give every year. knowing they do, we thought it was time to start a giving season just the same way we have a shopping season that starts on black friday and cybermonday. so the idea on giving tuesday, which is today, was to invite americans to give to their favorite charities and then tell friends, family, colleagues, why they give to that charity, why they're giving their time, money, share stories and kick off the giving season. makes everybody feel better. we thought it was such a good idea, we joined on. >> i love this. i love this day. i think it's a nice reaction, response, and answer to all of the other stuff, all of the consumerism in our society. how do you do it? how can you give today? >> so many ways to do it. go online to favorite charity. go to givingtuesday.org. check at your office and see if your office is supporting people
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who are giving. my office gave the day to wear jeans for everybody who made donation for giving tuesday. i know, it's a great idea. tons of retailers are from unilever to kenneth cole to home depot, jcpenney doing special promotions to encourage donations when people make purchases. so we have 2500 partners who have gotten involved. it's very easy for any of us to make a difference. give away a book. invite people to your home. starwood hotels giving points to unicef. everybody's come up with a creative solution and so can you. >> how do you keep this going so it lasts beyond this one day? >> yeah, it's actually the beginning of the season. normally you know at the end of the year you, like me, like many americans, sit down at our kitchen table and think who do we want to support this year? where do we want to give our tax deductible donations to. rather than waiting until the end of the month and december we
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thought it would be good to start the season earlier. so we hope today is the beginning and a kick-off. and that next year it will become a routine a day in all of our lives to start that giving season and the conversation about giving, changing the way we think about philanthropy, inviting younger people in, et cetera so we'll have a giving tuesday, the day -- the tuesday after thanksgiving. we think this will take off. >> i love it. for viewers, you saw the list of many of the partners involved in this, how to give to your favorite charity or give time to somebody in need. kathy, thanks again. appreciate it. 365, that's the number of days one astronaut will spend in space. you might recognize the person tapped for the mission. look who is making history and what it would be like to live in space for a year.u save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius.
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want to share good news with
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you. our senior producer had a baby boy. her son declan paul, born yesterday. isn't he cute? 6 pounds, 12 ounce. got the news last night. our latest edition of our team. katie sent us this picture. she's wearing a cast. she broke her wrist last week. yeah, she did. worried about whether or not she would be able to hold her baby but from the looks of it mission accomplished. it's just a beautiful picture, huh, chad? she's a trooper, let me tell you. >> broken arm and all. and, katie, i hope you aren't watching. i hope the baby's sleeping and your getting a few minutes of rest because the first couple of days after the move are something. i want to own the company that makes all of the baby blankets. they're the same. my son had the same blanket years ago. it's the same pink and blue stripe. >> she's a hard worker. she's setting the dvr or
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whatever, tivo, she'll play it another time. a great family and husband. a lot of support. we saw her before all of this happened. broke her wrist. >> that's one more thing to worry about. >> want to tell you about this story. nasa's getting ready for the longest mission to the international space station. guy on left if he looks familiar, that is because that is scott kelley the identical twin brother of mark kelley the husband of former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. see the resemblance there? scott kelley blasts off with a russian cosmonaut in the spring of 2015. not back on solid ground until later, a year later. chad, tell us about this mission here and how come -- that's amazing. >> it's rare. the longest mission 438 days aboard the mir, not the iss.
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what all of this is about is it takes it's a months to get to mars and probably another eight to get back. can we sustain life, can we be okay with two years, something like that in space weightless? your body does change. you get this fat face syndrome you have the gravity, it pulls all the fluids down, but if you're up in space, you get a face that looks like this. the longer in space, the more fluid is here. and then the less fluid that gets in your legs because, you know, legs are usually pumping all that out. now they're squeezing all the blood out. it also changes your eye shape a little bit. it can get you a little nauseated because your inner ear doesn't know which way is up or down. can this change? will your body change in that one year it might take to get to mars and back? >> do we know how long a period of time your body can sustain that? >> you get bird legs.
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you're not standing on anything. they exercise, but they're not -- you lose a little calcium in your bones, they take extra precautions for that, they take extra supplements to keep that going. and just all these things. and you get taller in space. >> really? >> for the vertically challenged of the two of us here, that would be fantastic. when you -- when you're in space and your spine doesn't compress, you get about an inch and a half taller. >> i want to -- stick around, chad. i want you to talk about this other story, about the lava. >> kilauea? have you seen the pictures? >> you have this helicopter crew, this amazing view here of this lava that is flowing from this volcano in hawaii. you can see it is streaming down the side of that cliff and into the pacific ocean. tell us a little bit about this. one of the more -- most active of the five volcanos there. >> the coolest thing i've ever been on. i've walked this. you drive as far as you can and then you come to where the lava has rolled over the road. and you can't --
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>> you've been there? >> i've walked on that. >> really? >> it is so hot. you think i'm going to walk up the lava and i'll see if i can touch it, you can't get within ten feet of it. it is just portion heuring heat your face. i threw a penny in, not an american penny, and it melts right away. it is very hot, it's been going for a long time. if there is something you've never seen like this, it is one of the coolest things, to walk on the lava field. they let you walk right up to it. not like america where they say don't get close, you can get like five feet away, no barrier. it is pretty neat. you have to watch where you walk because you can fall through. >> the red algae. we got all kind of cool stuff going on today. >> this algae bloom in australia, one of the best features in the world here, not yesterday. look at all of this stuff. they close the beach down. what is this from? >> this is from nitrates, from washing machine soap, from untreated sewage, from fertilizer runoff, or it could
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just be upwelling of very good dirt and water from deep into the ocean. all those things will cause algae blooms. they're deadly to fish. but to people they'll kind of get your eyes stinging, smells like a smelling salt when you break that thing off. it also smells like fish a lot because the fish are dying underneath it because of all of the algae using the oxygen. if it gets on you, it will give you a rash. but it won't kill you. don't swim in it. don't eat it. >> how long does that last? >> it dissipates when the nitrate goes away. as soon as the source of all of the bloom -- of what they're eating, as soon as that source goes away. >> it is pretty dramatic. >> there is a number one football team in the nation named after that. the crimson tide. so just not the australian crimson tide. >> now i get it. cool stuff. thank you, chad. appreciate it. you might be one of these people, by the way, we're talking lottery, millions of people. millions of people will line up
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parents of a 7-year-old girl with leukemia gave her medical mare wa marijuana every day to cope with pain. some question whether or not it is the healthiest thing to do. we asked dr. sanjay gupta about
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it. >> the issue of safety will come up every time you talk about this sort of thing. let me just preface by saying it is hard to get some of the types of safety studies you would like in this country because it is illegal in this country. that makes it hard. also in this case we're talking about children. there was a recent study that came out of the netherlands looking at adolescents taking marijuana versus adults and they found for example that the earlier you started in life, the more likely you were to have long-term impact. the adolescents, for example, by the time they were 38, on average had eight fewer iq points compared to other people in the general population. with adults who started marijuana later on in life, that long-term impact was less clear. but, again, these are hard studies to do. in the case of micayla specifically, she has a fairly treatable form of leukemia. some of the side effects of the cancer and the treatments that she's taking the medical marijuana for is our understanding. for example, the nausea associated with chemotherapy, marijuana can be effective in
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treating that type of nausea and the pain and specifically what is known as neuropathic pain, that pins and needles shooting pain can also be treated with marijuana. the question that a lot of doctors want to know is it safe, is it effective, more effective than what is already out there. zofran is a medication that can be used to treat nausea. there is other pain medications but none of which she needs because she's taking the medical marijuana. she's not the only one, i'll tell you. in oregon alone there are 52 children on the medical marijuana registry. so in 18 states now this is legal for medicinal purposes. in two more states for recreational purposes. this is an issue that will come up more and more in the weeks and months to follow. hopefully we'll get a chance to talk about it again. suzanne, back to you. a guitar legend would have been 70 today. we don't have to tell you his name. just listen. ♪

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